1788 - 1855 (67 years)
||Alexander Allan |
||11 Jul 1788
||, Aberdeen, Scotland [1, 2]
||Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada 
|notary public |
|Eby ID Number
||15 Jul 1855
||Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada 
||Pioneer Pergola Cemetery, St. Andrew's Park, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada 
||23 Jul 2020 |
||Ann Davidson, b. 1798, , Scotland , d. 1878, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada (Age 80 years) |
||7 Oct 1824
||Aberdeen, , Aberdeen, Scotland 
| ||1. James Allan, b. 1825, , Scotland , d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||2. Elspet Allan, b. 1828, , Scotland , d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||3. Gavin Allan, b. 1835, , Scotland , d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||4. Ann Allan, b. 1838, , Scotland , d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||5. Robert Allan, b. 1839, , Scotland , d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||6. Sheriff Absalom Shade Allan, b. 26 Nov 1843, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada , d. 1 Feb 1928, Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada (Age 84 years)|
||24 Jul 2020 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- ALLAN, ABSALOM SHADE, (Sheriff). The subject of this sketch is a son of the late Alexander Allan, b. Aberdeen, Scot., 1797; d. Preston, Ont., 1855. He m. Ann Davidson in 1824, who d. in 1878. He was educated at Marischal Col.; called to the bar, and practised law in Aberdeen. In 1843 he came to Canada and set. near Preston, Ont. He was the first Supt. of Schools for the Wellington District, and held the position until 1853. He was also the first Village Clerk of Preston. Absalom Shade Allan, b, Preston, Ont., 1843, was named for his uncle, Absalom Shade, the founder of Galt. He was educated at the High School, Elora, and Normal School, Toronto, In 1868 he became a general merchant at Clifford, and carried on business there for many years. He was the first Reeve of Clifford, in 1874, and at intervals held the office of Reeve for nine years. He was a Warden of Wellington Co. in 1884-5; was appointed a Magistrate in 1876, and also held the office of Notary Public and Commissioner. He was elected M.P.P. in 1886 for Wellington Co., re-elected in 1890, and defeated in 1894. He was appointed Sheriff of Wellington Co., in 1901. Mr. Allan had been educated as an accountant and had had several years practical experience in this line. He introduced the bill in the Ontario Legislature that led up to the appointment of a Provincial Auditor. In 1893 he moved the address in reply to the speech from the Throne in the new Parliament buildings, which had just been opened. He m. Kate, second dau. of Capt. Bullock of Minto. Mr. Allan is a Liberal in politics, and in religious matters is a Presbyterian, having been Elder of the Church and Superintendent of the Sabbath School for years. 1
1 Historical Atlas of the County of Wellington, Ontario. Toronto: Historical Atlas Publishing Co., 1906
Ann was the eldest and she was married in 1824 to Alexander Allan, a lawyer in the city of Aberdeen. They came to Canada in 1843 and lived near Preston. Mr. Allan was the first Superintendent of Schools in the Wellington District, and held that position until 1853, when the County of Waterloo was set apart, and was the first Village Clerk of Preston. He died in 1855, and his wife died at Salem in 1878. One of their sons, Absalom Shade Allan, was M. P. P. for West Wellington from 1886 to 1894, and is now Sheriff of the County of Wellington. The late William Allan, of Salem was another son.
The Early History of Elora, Ontario, and Vicinity by John R. Connon
- [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 1 pg 3.
- [S530] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Pioneer Pergola (formerly St. Andrews Presbyterian) CC#4488 Internet Link.
In/ Memory of/ Alexander Allan/ Late Ad Voc --/ in Aberdeen (Scotl)and/ Born 11th July 178(8)/ Died at Preston C.W./ 15th July 1855/ J.Pollock, Ham.
- [S88] International Genealogical Index, 0934207.
|Born - 11 Jul 1788 - , Aberdeen, Scotland
|Married - 7 Oct 1824 - Aberdeen, , Aberdeen, Scotland
|Occupation - notary public - 1851 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
|Died - 15 Jul 1855 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
|Buried - - Pioneer Pergola Cemetery, St. Andrew's Park, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada